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Hulu & Marvel Television Strike New Partnership


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Among the highlights from Hulu’s TCA presentation, it was revealed that a new partnership with Marvel Television will bring four additional adult animated series and an animated special to its slate of originals.

The pact will see the two companies working together to create four new Hulu original adult animation series based on popular Marvel Television characters: Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K, Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard The Duck. Joining Hulu’s collection of animated content, the four originals will culminate in a special, Marvel’s The Offenders.

Hulu has expanded its slate with series orders for Reprisal and The Great. Reprisal is a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale (Abigail Spencer) who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads. It is set to premiere in 2019. The Great will follow in 2020. It promises a genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th-century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great. Elle Fanning stars as Catherine.

Hulu also revealed premiere dates for a number of its 2019 originals. In partnership with Blumhouse Television, the Into The Dark horror event series will debut two new installments: April Fools’ Day-themed I’m Just F*cking With You on Friday, April 5, and Mother’s Day-themed All That We Destroy on Friday, May 3. The upcoming comedy RAMY will debut all ten episodes on Friday, April 19. The show follows Ramy Hassan (Ramy Youssef), a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ask Dr. Ruth, the latest documentary to join Hulu’s slate, will debut on Friday, May 10, with a 20-plus market theatrical release on Friday, May 3.

The limited series Catch-22, based on Joseph Heller’s novel of the same name, will debut with all six episodes on Friday, May 17. The Handmaid’s Tale will return for season three on Wednesday, June 5, with three new episodes, and subsequent episodes released every Wednesday only on Hulu.

The new comedy series Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant, will debut all six episodes on Wednesday, March 15. Hulu’s upcoming original limited series The Act will debut Wednesday, March 20, with two episodes, and subsequent episodes released every Wednesday.

Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior VP of originals, said: “Hulu is taking big swings on bold and brand-defining stories that reflect the culture and inspire conversation. The series and films we’re presenting today come from many of the biggest storytellers and fresh new voices in entertainment, and reflect why Hulu is a home for creators to do their very best work.”








About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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